Midwest Family Lending has chosen to support Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in the month of January and we encourage you to as well.
What Is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time.
In people with CF, a defective gene causes a thick, buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria leading to infections, extensive lung damage and eventually, respiratory failure. In the pancreas, the mucus prevents the release of digestive enzymes that allow the body to break down food and absorb vital nutrients.
When a group of parents started the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 1955, they set their sights high — to advance understanding of this little-known disease, to create new treatments and specialized care for their children, and to find a cure.
The CF Foundation has carried these goals forward and is working tirelessly to find lifesaving new therapies, and one day, a lifelong cure for all people living with this devastating disease.
To learn more about Cystic Fibrosis – please click here.